Steel Imports Down 14% Year-to-Date Through September

October 24, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that the U.S. imported a total of 1,896,000 net tons (NT) of steel in September 2019, including 1,528,000 net tons (NT) of finished steel (down 6.2% and 14.8%, respectively, vs. August final data). Through the first nine months of 2019, total and finished steel imports are 22,587,000 and 16,860,000 net tons (NT), down 13.7% and 16.1%, respectively, vs. the same period in 2018. Annualized total and finished steel imports in 2019 would be 30.1 and 22.5 million NT, down 10.7% and 12.5%, respectively, vs. 2018. Finished steel import market share was an estimated 18% in September and is estimated at 20% over the first nine months of 2019.

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